Did you know that conflict can break your relationship, but it can also make it?
You can’t avoid conflict, but the way you handle it is key.
“Conflict is the price we pay for a deeper level of intimacy.” (Tweet it!)
That was the seriously-best-ever nugget of wisdom that Dr. Les Parrott (my good friend, and psychologist + New York Times Bestselling relationship author) had to say on this episode of the podcast.
After answering my listener question about how she should deal with conflict in her brand-new-marriage, I knew there would be no one better to chat with than Dr. Parrot, leading expert in the area of conflict.
Because how you handle conflict tells me a lot about your relationships.
In fact, in this episode, I tell you about an out-of-this-world research study that was able to prove with 90% ACCURACY, which couples would stay together and which couples would get divorced based on how they fought.
That’s no joke. But the good news is that we also talk about what it takes to be successful in this important area of your life.
Your fight style is key to the success of your relationships…so you better learn how to fight well. Because conflict can also lead to greater intimacy, if you know how to manage it in a healthy way.
Give this episode (31 minutes) a quick listen, and then leave your 5-star rating and review on iTunes! It helps to get the word out and challenge others to move toward God’s best for relationships…because conflict is the price you pay for a deeper level of intimacy (Tweet it!)
Single, dating, or married this show has something for you. Tune in to today’s show to hear licensed counselor, Debra Fileta, as she answers her caller through this unscripted conversation in Episode 003 of the Love + Relationships Podcast.
Resources Mentioned on the Love + Relationships Podcast and Additional Show Notes:
You heard us mention the importance of knowing yourself on today’s show. There are so many aspects to your personality and your fight style is one of those things. Take the YADA assessment and learn more about your personality, your relationships style, your approach to conflict, and so much more: CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE YADA ASSESSMENT NOW!
Learn more about your communication patterns, as well as strategies to navigate conflict in a healthy way, including the Speaker-Listener technique mentioned on the show in Chapters 2 & 3 of Choosing Marriage: Why It Has To Start With We > Me
Learn how to attract and keep a healthy dating relationships in True Love Dates: Your Indispensable Guide to Finding the Love of Your Life